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    Destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion and the ventral root

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    Compare the effects of the destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion to the destruction of the ventral root.

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    Consider the cells (neurons) which either reside in or have axons which run through the dorsal and ventral roots of the spinal cord.

    In the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), cell bodies of neurons which have axons extending to various areas in the body form a ganglion of neurons. They are afferent fibers - they detect sensory information, and relay it ...

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    The expert compares the effects of the destruction of the spinal nerve's dorsal root ganglion to the destruction of the ventral root.

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